Thursday Thoughts

Today’s decisions are tomorrow’s realities. Remember you have three choices: take it, leave it, or change it.

–Marsha Petrie Sue, leadership, communication, and personal development expert

Thursday Thoughts

Franklin’s illness gave him strength and courage he had not had before. He had to think out the fundamentals of living and learn the greatest of all lessons…Infinite patience and never-ending persistence.

–Eleanor Roosevelt

The first time I read this quote, was our first visit to the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Washington DC. This visit was not long after I’d been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and this quote has resonated with me ever since; maybe now more than ever.

Thursday Thoughts

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.

–Marianne Williamson, author, lecturer, and founder of The Peace Alliance

Thursday Thoughts

Whatever you are gifted with, there are opportunities out there. Just find them and seize them.

–Kathy Ireland

I sometimes feel like I was “gifted” with type 1 diabetes, and there have been so many opportunities presented to me as a result, that I’ve tried my best to seize. It definitely isn’t always easy, but there is a small part of me that thinks I was meant to have the disease.